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so i told people and i tell it all the time. i would say, folks, if you're going to go build a plant and sell them back, you will have to pay taxes. you know what, you do that, they are not going there. they are going to stay here. 100%, they are going to stay here. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] announcer: we are going to cut away, and we will bring you the rest of the donald trump.
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>> the winters here, the moose are less. the numbers have shrunk. we need someone who will address climate change and help make the moose great again. mr. trump: it is interesting. my sons are hunters, and they love hunting, and they know about your moose. is that from disease? wow. wow. that is unbelievable. that is down 50%.
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wow, that is amazing. look at that. that is incredible. yes, go ahead. well, i do support the death penalty. i have to be a little careful with that. if some but he kill somebody, i support the death penalty, and i support the death penalty for policeman who get killed. you know, and officers said they pulled the trigger. death penalty. i do not understand people who do not. you have cases where a guy will come up to and 85-year-old woman, punch her in the face, shoot her in the head, rape her kill her, and then they put them in jail for 25 years. how you can even think of that and i have friends who are good
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people, and they say "no, no it is cruel and unusual punishment. " it is like the other day when they talked about waterboarding and they said actually to ted cruz. they were talking to him about it, and you could see he was hedging. he did not want to get involved too much. "well, i don't know her quote i understated because maybe it is politically incorrect to talk about waterboarding. it is sort of a minimal form. and then they said will, what do you think, and i said i am totally in favor of waterboarding, but i am also in favor of far worse than waterboarding because people are chopping off the heads of our people. and i don't know, maybe i lose votes if i say that. i think one of the reasons i do
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that, i do not have pollsters. when bush was asked a question when he first started about is the word good. i am very militaristic. our military is going to be so big, so strong, so powerful, no one is going to want to mess with us, and i do not want to use it, but people said, is the war in iraq good or bad? and he said, i don't know. he went back and forth. this is a god who is aesthetic, and then finally, the pollsters told him what to say, and he said it was bad. of course it was bad. we spent $2 trillion thousands of lives wounded warriors, who i love all over the place, and now i ran is taking over iraq. -- iran is taking over a rack -- over iraq, and not because they
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won yemen. they will go over and take over saudi arabia, and saudi arabia, we pay rent. we pay rent and saudi arabia. i like the saudi's. i do business with them. they are great. why are we paying rent? they were making $1 billion a day, so now they are making half. we protect them. they should pay a lot of money. south korea we protect. we have 28,000 soldiers in south korea. i ordered thousands and thousands of air conditioners and televisions, and they all come through south korea. they make a fortune. they are a human. so when north korea accept, we start with the ships this, that, we're going to protect them.
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what do we get? a fraction. i have buildings in south korea but you know what? we have got to be taken care of. we are not a nation who has to do this. we protect germany. we protect, as an example japan. we have a treaty with japan. if japan gets attacked, we have to go to their defense and start world word three, right? if we get attacked, japan does not have to do anything. these are the deals that we have. if we get attacked, they go, sorry you got attacked. bye-bye, have crime. we have to go to war if they get attacked. these deals are made by politicians. they have people in japan that they care about through the lobbyist, through this special interests, they have a lot of industry. those days are gone.
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if i get in, you will be so proud of our country, and we are using the smartest people. we will not use the dumbest. we will use the great geniuses. many have built fortunes, and they do not want any money. issuer lake ok? you look like a rough guide even with that leg. you look like a tough cookie. i would not mess around with you even if i did not have that. so we have to get smart, and we have to get tough, and we have to be vigilant. you know, when i talked about the muslims, we talk about illegal immigration and mexico, and then i talked about the muslims. everybody wanted to have a president who will not talk about radical islamic terrorism. he will not talk about it. he will not mention it. when it is 100%, like in paris, and like in california, people killed, 100%.
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we have a president who will not talk about it. if you cannot use the name, you cannot solve it, so i said we have to have a moratorium. we have to have a ban on until we find out what is going on. it is temporary and all of that. there is hatred out there. i took a tremendous amount of hate and now everyone is saying trump is right. look at sweden. look at these places are you look at what is happening in the world, so i will tell you we have to do what is right, and in my case, i would do something that is a little different. i do not go to a pollster and say could you tell me how it would be if i told the truth about what is going on with radical islamic terrorism? i did not say to a pollster that these people, these very in many cases not smart people, they pay so much money -- they cannot function without a pollster. they cannot function. everything is polled.
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i have much more money than them, but i do not have a pollster. most of the people in here understand what the truth is and they get it. if it means i lose because i say be truth, i would rather lose. does that make sense? yes. go ahead. >> 15 years ago, i lost my 19 year old son to a prescription drug overdose, and i have been fighting this fight for a long time talking to a lot of so-called politicians. i heard you speak yesterday up at plymouth, and -- mr. trump: because he liked what i had to say? >> you said you are not a politician. you are a public servant. we need a leader who is really going to tackle this problem. i think the last of this country took the drug issue seriously is when ronald reagan and george h
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w bush were in office. we had nancy reagan "just say no ." a lot of people think it was trivial, but it really was not. this was my boy. mr. trump: beautiful. beautiful. so what happened? he had the prescription? >> he was a so-called weekend warrior as i called them. a lot of kids start off with marijuana and think it is no big deal, but in today's culture, all of the drugs come together. obviously, arrow when kim about because of the prescription drug problem. it created a vacuum. you know, we had a methamphetamine problem. and when pseudoephedrine was locked down, we had another problem. a majority of the heroin coming in is from across the border in
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mexico and south america. we need a leader to take this on. there are many, many family groups like mine that are out there, and i think tapping into that effort and tapping into that energy can make a difference in our country. i could go on and on, but -- mr. trump: no, i can see that, and the love of your son is incredible, and you should want to. i would be the same way. i understand. >> your wife and ivanka. mr. trump: i would do that in two seconds. no because i see the passion you are right, and it is things -- they start on heroin because it is so cheap. people from here say how cheap it is, and that is the problem. it is so cheap, and it is so readily available that that is where it starts.
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frankly, a lot of times that is where it in. when i see a politician, i say i hate calling myself a politician because i know the politicians well, and i usually do not even say the word politician because i do not like calling myself a politician. i guess over the past six or seven months, you could call the a politician, but i hate calling myself that. yes, go ahead. >> the border is important, and i understand what we need to do and there is a lot of parents out there who want to get those started again. the 6000 drug dealers that were let out of jail. hopefully, we will not have a repeat of that. mr. trump: unbelievable. of the 6000, almost every single one of them will be back selling drugs.
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they just do not care. frankie, i do not even think they care. it is almost like they do not like our country. but out of the 6000, every single one will be back selling drugs. it will be very rare that someone does not do it again. i am very sorry about your son. if we win, you're going to come to the white house and bring a group, because i can learn much more from steve then i can from these consultants that get paid millions of dollars. i can learn honestly so much more from steve then i can from these consultants who get paid millions and millions of dollars by the government's and all of the different groups that hire them. he knows more on his one hand then they know. now, as far as it is concerned mexico could stop this stuff. they are tough as hell. they could stop it. they can stop people from coming across our border.
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they have no respect for our country. they could stop it before the wall. the wall is going up, folks. but mexico, the mexican government could stop it. they could stop it in two minutes. you know, a friend of mine was in mexico on a vacation or something and overstate for like to go your and he gets a knock on the door from the police. "why are you here? you are not supposed to be here? he was a business guy. he did not know what was going on. but that is the right thing. can you imagine us doing that? or anchor babies. try having an anchor baby in mexico, ok? just write it. they would laugh at you. they would not even know what you are talking about. so go ahead, ma'am.
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>> me and my husband are small business owners. we have been in business for 43 years. i want to know what you're going to do for the people trying to stay in business and trying to provide for the people in this area and we are at a point where we do not know -- mr. trump: part of your problem is regulations. we are going to be getting rid of so many of those regulations. we may go back 20 years, but they have put regulations on us and the bureaucracy. it is like common core. i am totally opposed to common core. the department of education. guys like jeb bush are totally in favor of common core. they want your kids educated from washington, and they are weak on immigration. her member, they come as an act of love. they, as an act of love. give me a break. you cannot have that, and businesses the regulations are
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so onerous that you cannot survive. go ahead. the fees, that is right. >> [indiscernible] i have to do it myself. mr. trump: and they have been through the whole thing. look. nothing like education being locally based. i have seen it. i have watched it. i am a believer in education. i have a great education. it has helped me all a lot. it is good for the people in washington, but it is a disaster. and in the world, we are number 30. 30. in the world, in education. we are number one cost per pupil, but we are number 30 in the world. it is not going to happen anymore, folks. common core is going to be out of here. go ahead.
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>> for your help in education i remember when we were great, and i believe we can be great again. mr. trump: i agree. >> graduating cum laude, and starting a nonprofit in education. for four years, i have been giving free books away but i realize we need a different kind of school, and i came here to ask you for help in raising funds for what i call an equal opportunity school. mr. trump: give us some stuff. ok, give it to him. yes, go ahead. >> [indiscernible]
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mr. trump: it is going up so fast. go ahead. >> it went up a lot. mr. trump: to put it mildly. it is going to go up another trillion dollars in because of the new budget. it happened because we have incompetent politicians. it happened because we have crooked politicians. it happened because we have politicians that are getting massive campaign contributions, and they are protecting companies and countries, and with me, none of that is going to happen. it is called competition. i guarantee you. i told you about the drug companies. in the military, you have the same thing. in education, you have the same rate. you have the same thing everywhere. now competition. it is going to go down. tremendously. it is going to go down. ok. yes.
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>> what is your plan to stop isis? mr. trump: you have no idea how many people ask that question. you know, in one when you do not what to talk about it because you want surprise. i always say, unpredictable. when president obama said we were leaving iraq on a certain date they said, why would they tell us that? they do care, and right after that date, they went in to do whatever they want to do. it is all controlled by iran. soon, it will be totally controlled, including all of the oil, but there is a certain thing. remember the 50 soldiers that we were sending over? "we are sending 50 soldiers over to iraq and syria. we are sending 50 soldiers." why are we telling people this? so now these 50 young, beautiful
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people have targets on their back. everyone is looking for them. if he did not say that, they would not know, but he wants the publicity and even it is not a good thing to say because 50 is so small. what are you doing with 50 people? so when people talk about isis, i have plans. i told you about the oil. but i hate to talk about it. i want to do it. and i have some very definite ideas. there are some areas that are sophisticated where money is pouring in. you have to get out and vote tomorrow. but if you win, i am not going to be talking. i always say, general george patton and general macarthur these were great semi-modern day generals. they did not talk. can you imagine general george patton being asked, sitting on a television show, talking about
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what he is going to do? he would smack the hell -- he liked smacking people in the face. he would smack the anchor in the face for asking the question. this is a different kind of work, and i do not want to be talking too much about things like that. all i can say, darling, is trust me, we will win. we will win so fast. and we will hit them very, very hard. yes, sir, go ahead. >> i was just curious as to what your thoughts may have been on term limits for the congressman and their lifelong payment, because i do not know of any job in the world that when you stop doing it, you continue getting paid for the rest of your life. mr. trump: i am absolutely ok with term limits. to me, it is not the most important thing. summary does not do the job, you vote them out, but i am
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absolutely ok with term limits. they are protective of themselves. well, they do not have to take obama care. did you notice? good things like that. -- little things like that. how good is obama care when they do not have to take it. we have to take it. they do not have to take it. that tells you everything. it is disgusting. i am ok with getting rid of the term. ok, one more, and then we will go out. let's see some of you has a good, interesting question. go ahead, darling, go ahead. high. -- hi. >> a flight attendant with united airlines. mr. trump: a young flight attendant. >> september 10, watching the news, the first tower was hit
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and then i saw my airplane with my friends on flight 175. mr. trump: right. >> and they were young, good kids, good kids. two of them, amy and her boyfriend ted had just gotten engaged the week before on the layover. mr. 12: so you were on that flight? >> like 24 hours earlier. they were young kids, like 24 years old. i could have been their mom. a lot of survivor tilt, and when i got back on the airplane to work a trip, i was so angry. i was not afraid at all. i was looking for these guys. i do not know what i would have done, but i was so angry, and i was so sad, and the two
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together, it was tough to function, and -- mr. trump: being angry is ok. we're going to make you happy again, but being angry is ok. >> but the two together, i had to walk away from the job, and i loved my job. i mean, i know the world has changed. mr. trump: i do not blame you. frankly. >> it was in the 1970's when i started. it was so different. mr. trump: the world was a different place, and we have allowed it to be a different place. it is not that it should read different, but we have allowed it through weakness. and i liked that you talked about that word. and a lot of ptsd, why them?
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they are so young? why not me? this little girl asked about isis, but i asked governor christie and governor bush what they would do, i have asked them in the country. i expect north korea to go knocking on the door of the white house of saying and i gave i ran $150 billion. what are you going to give me. mr. trump: i understand. and the previous debate, the one was previously, i was happy with it because i raised money for the vets. i do not know good or bad. but recently, i was asked about
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are we angry, because we have a whole movement. it is a movement. recently as you know, governor nikki haley made a speech, and she talked about the anger like it was a bad thing. by the end of the day, she was talking about it like it was ok because people are angry. we are angry at the stupidity of our government, the fact that we allow things like isis to happen should not happen. the weakness of our leaders, the total weakness, so during the debate, the previous debate, they asked me about anger and they thought i was going to say no, i am not angry. i am really not angry, and i said to myself, you have to think pretty quickly on these things, and i said i am angry
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and a lot of people are angry. i am not an angry person, but we are angry at the level of incompetence that we see in our government, and until we correct it, we are going to continue to be angry and so are the people who show up by the thousands. so there is nothing wrong with being angry and it is very interesting. that afternoon, nikki haley would say donald trump is my friend, but the truth is i am not knocking her, but certainly the tone it changed. we are angry, but we are not angry people, and when we see sergeant bowe bergdahl, and six people got killed looking for him, and they got five back in the battlefield or who soon will be, and when we give a ran $150 billion and we get nothing, and then they take our sailors, and frankly, they would still have them.
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yes, we are angry. we are angry. hopefully, we will not be angry for long. we hope you go out and vote tomorrow. thank you, everybody. thank you. good. >> on behalf of donald trump's foundation here, we're very honored -- instead of going into the political debate, he once again -- he's been taking care of veterans since then. he's still taking care of verns and they donated $100,000 to our homeless veteran shelter in
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manchester. >> congratulations. thank you everybody. i appreciate it very much. thank you. ♪
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>> donald trump campaigning on the last full day of campaigning before the new hampshire primary tomorrow. we'll have live coverage on c-span starting at 8:00 eastern time. i want to take your phone calls now. get your opinion on what you thought what you heard from donald trump, his campaign so far. if you're a trump supporter call us. we've got some folks waiting on the line already. let's go to david in chicago,
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illinois. hi david. what did you think about what you heard? caller: well, the reason i'm a trump supporter is because unlike all the other candidates, if you read trump's platform ton immigration, he's definitely looking out for american workers when it comes to foreign guest workers coming in what happened to disney in flosser. and marco rubio is a disaster when it comes to more cheap foreign labor. he's not said anything about the disney workers. with the report that lizza did rubio workers bashed the workers and saying they couldn't cut it. rubio i don't know if you fired the staffers for saying that, i could never vote for anybody
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that advocate bringing in more cheap foreign labor. -- on cruz he's -- he wanted to quintuple the number of uses. i'm not sure i trust him on this issue. we have 1.8 million illegal foreign workers every year. it says that we have to elect somebody who will put a moratorium. host: david you're a trump supporters. if he doesn't make it to primary in your state, who's your second choice? caller: that's tough. i think he's going to make it. i think illinois votes on the 15th of march. there's a guy running for senate senate, who also brought up this issue as well. i think trump will make it.
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i want to thank him for his platform. host: going to go over to california, san diego, carol is on the line for all others. go ahead. caller: i do not understand trump's plan about not bringing people in on in come in to work. i thought he slipped on saying that people go out of the country and comeinto the country. am i missing something? i have a friend who is a strong supporters of his. with immigration thing it's like come back in. like san diego is rift with illegals getting subsidized host: who's your candidate? caller: i haven't decided yet. host: okay, thanks for the call. on to kentucky, judy is waiting on the line, trump supporter.
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what do you like about him? caller: i like everything about him. first of all i want to thank c-span for having all the candidates on. you've been very fair. i'm a small business owner. i have a diner. the regulations and fees you would not believe. i pay as much as the larger stores like krogers and wal-mart. then i heard this morning on the news is ford motor company is moving to mexico before i came into work. i thought what is wrong? everything else i know about nabisco. when they said ford motor company. they talked about the drug problem that we have in our country. host: judy, out of curiosity, who is he fairing among people
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you know in your neck of the woods there in kentucky? >> well, here's the diner it's like 9 to 1 for trump. i have a lot of democrats come in here. in fact, i'm a registered democrat. host: and you're voting for trump? caller: yes, i am. i want to change my registration to republican so i can vote in the primary. yours is may. i probably have time if i decide to change. as i said. most customers are trump. they're against illegal immigration. i heard heard the other day 22 of our vets commits suicide everyday. in frankford they sleep under
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the bridges. host: during his campaign stop he reminded people he did not attend the republican debate. he raised $6 million for veterans. during the campaign stop that he just what had $100,000 they can for veterans. turning to texas early louise on the line for trump. you're on the air, can you turn down your tv so you can hear us okay? listen to your telephone? we're going to try to move on. jimmy calling from north carolina. trump supporter. hi. caller: how you doing. i like to say my name is jimmy w. johnson i'm a vietnam veteran, highly decorated soldier in vietnam.
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also i was on guard in washington d.c. during the nixon administration. i will say donald trump is the only candidate that the veterans like myself, we really truly believe in this man because he is the only one from all the candidates that you see on the platform that can actually do what he says he's going to do for the simple reason that he really cares for the veterans and being a vietnam veteran like i am a marine, we take stock in what people say. we need a commander in chief that we can respect. the marine corps is one of the most greatest fighting forces in the world. if you got a commander in chief
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that you believe in, it makes you fight that much better. as far as our -- these immigrants come into our country, they should be vented. these people, we don't know who they are. like mr. trump has said on different occasions, if you got a terrorist coming in, we need to know who these people are. if you got them coming into your neighborhood, it's not that we want to be mean to people it's just that we have to protect the american way of life and we have to protect each citizen that lives in america. i'm going to give a big shot out to all my marine buddies and all my marines say hay let's get behind donald trump and get him elected. he is the answer for what we've been praying for. host: thanks for the call. north carolina.
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taking your phone call. donald trump campaigning in new hampshire. we'll be covering the results as they come in. we'll take your phone calls tomorrow night starting at 8:00. clarksville, virginia on the line for non-donald trump supporter. this is donald. hi. caller: i'm a disabled vet myself. i disapprove of donald trump. host: why that? caller: he takes advantage of a situation. first of all he talks about doing things for the vets and he had a so called -- he was on that ship -- i can't recall what state it was -- he was on that ship with a so called veteran
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organization. and come to found out that it was not an organization for vet. donald trump apparently does not know how the legislative branch works. all he talk about is he's going to do this and that. host: donald, we heard from jimmy in north carolina, what do you say to someone like him? a veteran himself. he's -- vegetabling his veteran -- friends to join donald trump. caller: i disagree with jimmy from north carolina. i hope that jimmy from north carolina, i shall hope he goes and read about how the american government works first before he dives in to a lot of the bull
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that donald trump is selling. host: all right, massachusetts louise on the line, trump supporter. caller: i wanted to call in and say that i have watched all of these candidates for the last few months. i am going to be truly happy on the day in massachusetts that i can vote for donald trump. i'm very proud of the fact that what he speaks about the veterans. i was born during world war ii my father is a world war ii hero with all the medals to go along with it. if he was alive today and saw the way this country has changed, he would be very upset. in support of donald trump hurry up and get here to massachusetts and new york city. between the two it will be a landslide. host: lebanon, tennessee, all others, jesse on the line. jesse not a trump supporter. why not?
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caller: i truly think that trump represents and appeals to the worst. not only americans but our human nature our fears and the hate that everybody holds deep in their heart. they don't want to come out. in the open, it's all personified in donald trump. if we want the creeping fascism that is gripping our country the marriage of state and corporate power, then vote for donald trump. i'm going to vote for bernie sanders and try to personify what is best for america that we could have a better society when we all get together and we'll plug for bernie here. he is the only candidate who talk about we, as in us. as in all american have to take
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a hand to fix what is wrong with our nation. we can't let donald trump build a big wall and it's going to be so great. he speak in such broad generalities. it's insane how any american could support donald trump in my opinion. host: we'll be hearing from bernie sanders 6:00 tonight. if you want to tune in, we'll be live with him during new hampshire. you can watch that and also of course, all of the coverage for all the candidates, you can take a look there and see what they've been saying. rick on the line wonderlake, illinois trump supporter. caller: thanks. i fully completely 100,000% support donald trump. he is the only candidate that can fix what's wrong with this country. he is not supported by any
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corporation, organization. he has no obligation to them. in response to to the other guy donald trump will fix the problem with the legislature. they have too many obligations for their outside sources. they need to work for the people. and donald trump is here to work for the people. he's going to fix it. he reminds me of ronald iraq when--reagan when we had the iran hostages. donald trump, he has a plan to take out isis and fix the problems in this country and when he gets elected, you can see a change in how all that works. we need to go in there and wipe out isis and we need to fix our corporation tax for america and put the money back in america. he is a deal maker. he knows what needs to be done instead of giving billions of dollars to foreign countries.
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host: take a look at the tweets here. trump shows up for one day in new hampshire and with win the new hampshire primary. hash tag wake up america. here's another one from clayton saying snowy person in the nation, even manchester. great alongside the great republican foundation friend. i wouldn't be happy with second place in new hampshire there. elizabeth saying, i lived in new hampshire as a child and has family there, it blake break -- breaks my heart that they have a drug problem. mexico can stop this illegal drug flow in two minutes. one last call here after this donald trump townhall. georgia, matt is calling on the line for others. caller: yes. can i volunteer for a military
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organizations for trump being raised all the money. never heard a word from him. we have soldiers that really need help. but haven't heard one word from him. it would be nice if someone would find out who they are giving the money to? they said we raised so much money, but where is it going? other thing, i was in the military about the same age as trump. air force. how he's going to send other people, children to fight a war. where is his children? are they going to fight a war? everyone going to send a child to fight a war. if it's their child or children going to be over there. i can guarantee you that everyone will say no their child will not be there. where is the money going to, number one, he's going to send his sons over to fight in afghanistan and all the other places and thank you c-span. host: thank you for your call matt. thanks to all the calls. we didn't get to you we will.
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all the lines are open on "washington journal." 6:00 tonight, we'll be hearing from bernie sanders the townhall in durham, new hampshire. take a look now at this new hampshire primary. it's been around for 100 years. wmur took a look at what that meant. >> it's been 100 years of tradition. 100 years of close calls. >> this is the first and it sure the bad. >> 100 years of campaigning in the granite state door to door. townhall to diners, to backyards and living room. >> this will be the first in the nation.
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>> the primaries is important to the state is undeniable. and to the nation, unparallel. >> it's not good for the country. whether it be television or tax. >> but now perhaps more than ever, the new hampshire primary is under attack. >> i've never been more worried about the early primary states than i am today. >> what has happened and what may happen? tonight on "first in the nation," 100 years of tradition. >> thank you for joining us for our primary anniversary special. for decades candidates come here to officially get their names on the new hampshire primary ballot. but despite the rich history and tradition of it, our hold on the primary is tenuous. let's take a look at some of the
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pressures we've seen over the years to change the system and calendar. >> tonight we celebrate tomorrow we go back to work >> there's no question about it for a few month, every four years, new hampshire is the center of the political universe. on election night, the eyes of the world -- >> john mccain wins the new hampshire primary. >> tonight we sure showed them what a come back looks like. >> what that comes something else. it has grown right along with the primary >> not surprised that there may be some jealousy or envy. >> welcome to the -- >> he got his political chops with the bill clinton campaign. he was there in 1991 when hillary clinton filed for the primary ballot and he was there 24 years later when she filed her own paperwork in november. shoe maker seen the challenges the family has faced >> almost every cycle going back to the early 1980's with one or
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more states. making an new hampshire is too knall. >> it was only last fall maggie demanded an apology from harry reid. >> you go into new hampshire they're not any minorities there and nobody lives there. you go to iowa, there are a few people there. again, it's a place that's that demonstrates what america is all about. >> in 2011, it was the republican party and harry reid's in nevada that jumped the calendar that putting the caucus in early january. forcing bill gardner to stretch the primary date before christmas. ultimately it led to a boycott in nevada as john huntsman was the first to ignore that state. >> if you boycott nevada for their insane attempt to
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leapfrogging the primary process, which is bad for american democracy, bad for the candidate who are trying to make some sense out of the pathway forward, you ought to boycott it. >> nervous wasn't the first state to try to buck new hampshire and only the last. delaware tried to do it twice. >> new hampshire for 70 years has taken pride in the fact that they have been the nation's first primary. delaware want to play a leading role in the process. >> again, it was a difference which 1996 included sitting president bill clinton. it was a political reporter that passed a note to governor steve telling them that delaware had lost. he predicted that candidates, and phil graham will pay to join the boycott to defend the new
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hampshire primary. >> those who tried to change the primary date or primary process for their own personal reasons will not prevail. >> we are here to stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends in new hampshire. >> new hampshire really stands a chance yet again to serve in an important role in american democracy by letting the candidates learn for months. >> it requires the new hampshire primary be held at least seven days before any other similar contest. for that reason, secretary gardner said new hampshire will be first. the candidate have to realize and value what voters here have to offer. >> we give them the opportunity to make their case in our living room on our streets and meeting rooms >> when they come to new hampshire, they are different. >> i made phone calls to my friend.
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grip to congratulate senator clinton on a hard fought victory here in new hampshire. >> they went through it. they understand the value. they understand they're connecting with real voters hearing what their corns corn -- concerns are. not what the national pundits thinks. not what some focus group in washington says what the concerns are. >> i'm joined now by two people involved in new hampshire politics. renee plumber. we talk about the new hampshire primary and all the challenges it faces, lot of people say bill gardner got this. how important is it that we are engaged? >> when you think of new hampshire, you think of a few things. general john starke live free or die, you think the new hampshire primary. it is vital. it is so important that we keep this here. what do we do when this goes away? you know every other state want
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this. i don't want it to leave. this is new hampshire. >> we heard about people who criticized the diversity of new hampshire eddie. that's something we've heard a lot. you have a pretty interesting counterpoint. >> absolutely. i think new hampshire have the type of diversity that matters. it's political diversity. that's what people are selecting you on. that's what new hampshire has. not your racial views on public policy. but your political ideology. that's the type of diversity new hampshire has. we have that better than anyone else. >> what i'm very nervous about with the primary now is the dnc and rnc and national media. it seems they want to take the control away from us. we have to be real careful. i don't think the people in new hampshire realize how important this is if we lose it. >> obviously, this is a generational fight for new hampshire. are people the next generation,
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the younger voters engaged in the way that you guys are? >> absolutely. i think they have to be. i think it picks up on what renee said. new hampshire is a spirit where we believe in freedom and opportunity. we bet your character when you come to new hampshire. that's what's important. you can't get that type of vetting any place else. that's why folks at the national level, whether it's national republican party or national democratic party, they want to take it out of here. you can't control the process in new hampshire. you will speak to people. they will challenge you. they will challenge you in a way that you won't be challenged any place else. that's scary for people used to being able to control messages. >> i think new hampshire will always be first. question is will it matter? engagement is the key you guys trying to make? >> we're one of the highest for the state in the country for our voting. >> turnout is important. guys thanks very much.
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granite staters take pride in vetting for presidents. joining me now wmur political reporter allen saxton with more how the voters understand the role >> there's tradition here. at the core are the voters themselves. steeped in a political culture of town meeting and driven by the belief that government should be as close to the people as possible. >> granite state is a great state. >> they got to come here. >> the road to the white house begins on new hampshire's main streets. but why? why is it that a small new england state plays an outside role. we ask the voters themselves. >> i think we're leaders in the nation. i enjoy that we bring up the questions. we bring up the points that need to be discussed. >> granite staters want more
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than bumper stickers. they want access to the candidates >> but really, it gives you an inside to how candidates act. >> for many in new hampshire, automated phone calls and campaign ads have just bull. >> there's no contact or looking into a person's eyes. >> it's not always about the media. if you see them in person, which is great that we have the opportunity. you get to know more about them. >> here the old ways survive. like the ability to size people up. >> i like to get a feel for whether they're genuine or passionate about what they're doing. whether they're nice. >> not every granite staters a fan of the primary. some think that the idea is just spin. >> i'm not convinced that we're so good in picking presidents. i'm not sure we're different.
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it's related to tradition. >> sometimes it gets carried to extreme. >> true believers point to the nature of citizenship here, the importance of the town meeting. >> we feel that we're responsible for what goes on. >> new hampshire voters are personal on small town. they know the trust and sanitary. we expect that look in my eyes and tell me what you really mean. >> the results an electorate unimpressed by titles or political acclaim. people quite willing to challenge those seeking to lead the free world. >> it's kind of the way we are. we were born and raised in small communities. you're not aphrase to talk to your -- afraid to talk to your neighbor. >> it's a lot of the want to bees. because, i think, new england
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people in general, kind of see through a lot of the curtains that they have up. >> we're the first state they come to. you can get a one on one perspective of what they're doing. >> in a country plagued by voter an pa i think, new hampshire is engaged and well aware of the responsibility that comes with being first in the nation. >> i think it's a privilege. >> you're not involved, you can't complain about the results. >> from big rallies to house parties, the granite state campaign trail includes a variety of stops. plus there are a few candidates who mastered the modern primary the way former president bill clinton and senator john mccain have. the qualities that made them so successful here.
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>> welcome back. obviously campaigning in new hampshire is about much more than just holding few big rallies. candidates spend their time walking down main street talking one on one and eating at diners. just like this one. here is adam saxton again with more on the importance of campaigning granite state style. >> you're the candidate and the easiest way to meet people in the granite state is by walking down the streets. if you get mobbed, that's a good sign. stop by robby's country store. introduce yourself. jimmy carter did that in 1975 and the rest is history. >> he came up in back of me. he said good morning.
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he said i'm jimmy carter and i'm running for president of the united states. i said jimmy who? >> you can pop in for a bite and meet and greet. >> politicians meet the real people. >> you probably need to march in a parade, if that country work out, you can make one of your own. be sure to stop by a classroom or a college campus and don't try too hard to impress us, that can very easily go wrong. next up, the house party. before you can shine on the national stage, you've got to do it in somebody's living room. but these days it's getting harder and harder to maintain an intimate setting. >> you have them packed in. >> guess what. >> if you hold a townhall meeting, be ready to listen. eventually it's time to go big or go home. bring your famous friend and
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crowd of granite staters and hope they don't all change their mind in the voting booth. >> new hampshire points to granite state voters is the greatest assets. they take part in townhalls. every cycle is also a new generation of voters that learn firsthand what it's like to take part in the first in the nation primary. here's jennifer vaughn. >> they may have decades between them but voter dedication to the grassroots tradition of the new hampshire primary appears to be as timeless as ever. >> it developed into something special and unique. i'm excited to be in this state when it's all happening >> i got to eat with the president of the united states. one of these people going to be president. that is overwhelming. >> leonard and carolyn have lived through many new hampshire primaries. they often sit in on our
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candidate cafe series and use that one on one time to really feel someone out >> this is the only way you really get the chance to hear a candidate more than once to know whether they're changing their mind or whether they're with the speech. >> some state's newest primary voters are learning how the process is worked. and how it's changed. >> one the questions we have to ask, does online politicking get more people to take part. >> inside the college in new hampshire primary class, a discussion on how candidates reach voters. come february, many of these student will take that classroom experience, straight to the voting booth >> it's exciting. it's kind of like a next step in life. an opportunity to have my voice be herd heard. >> years after getting her first taste of the new hampshire primary process presill la mill --
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>> you became a person. you're voting should change as well you would think. so that's how it is for me. every time i'm going through something different. like this starting a business. now my outlook is different. >> coming up combined, these veteran journalist have covered nearly two dozen new hampshire primaries and hundreds of candidates. the changes they've noticed in the first in the nation state. and getting the most votes doesn't always guarantee that a candidate is considered the primary winner . the election night victories that aren't remembered that way.
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>> through the years presidential candidates come and go. they come into places like this for obvious reasons. jim mack introduces us to those who cover the granite state primaries for decades. >> if you want a snapshot of the new hampshire primary, just look through the lens of jim call. he's been preserving the primary, frame by frame for decades. >> this makes 11. i started with ronald reagan, howard baker, george bush. >> did we mention he has a photographic memory. he picked up the camera as 15. he's done that three times. now he's focused on this primary. known for capturing the extraordinary moment out on the
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campaign trail. jeb bush stretching before a campaign eventntntntnt chris christie staring down a bull. >> one thing that i try and do is come up with something that is more new hampshire primary than not. we'll have great shots of all of them. no not yet. >> cored just about everyone who run for the last 35 years. >> wmur political reporter john is considered the most experienced political writer in the state. he's moving into double digit primary territory. this will be his tenth. >> just memories of a candidates >> he's noticing more of a national press presence and how technology is speeding up the political press >> it's so much different now because it's social media and internet and because of
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deadlines. there's no deadline and yet every minute is a deadline. >> candidates for the president -- >> i think new hampshire has been a very interesting phenomenon to watch over the decades. >> coeky roberts has covered her share of primaries. >> you come up and it was a lone candidate wondering in a coffee shops and talking to individual voters. now it tends to be ushered staff and cameras following everyone around. >> on the hunt for that perfect primary moment. >> i've never been more worried about the early primary state than i am today. >> coming up, the threat to new hampshire's first in the nation status. the alternative primary plans that have been pitched and the tech it might have the way -- effect it might have on the way a candidate campaigns.
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100 years after ballots were cast in new hampshire's first presidential primary, the tradition is under fire again. despite recognition of its importance for many. >> i like new hampshire. just for that reason. look people in the eye, listen to their story. >> now the duty to protect it is being passed on from the former guardian. >> you have to work at it. you don't work at it, you will lose. >> to the new protectors of the primary. >> in the end, elections is about the voters. new hampshire brings that front and center. that's why it's important that we continue with it. >> continue with something that need new hampshire so special as we continue with first in the nation, 100 years of tradition.
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>> welcome back to "first in the nation." i'm josh mcelveen. we've been talking how important the new hampshire primary is. who's been involved in the process. more now what it would mean if whole thing became regionalized. why so many people here are so dedicated to defending it. >> i don't mean to denigrate new hampshire or iowa, that shouldn't be ones shooing -- choosing who should be president. >> by the testimony of the candidates we always though there's really concern that the new hampshire primary is under direct threat. >> i've never been more worried about the early primary states than i am today. >> there are voices in washington that are arguing for gedding rid of new hampshire status. >> the voices are real. they're getting louder >> last fall the outgoing
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chairman of the republican national chemotherapy, reince priebus caused a stir. one idea breaks the country into porters and the order that the four primaries would take place will rotate. no matter who's turn it is, it would be a lot of ground to cover. many believe it would change the complexion of the presidential race. >> i may not have a billion dollars in my pocket. >> when they are national or regional primaries the big money in politics shines. not the individual voter like takes place here in new hampshire. national parties who want to regain that power, much rather have that power rest with them and with the big money people in politics and with the television advertising and with the candidates that are picked by the establishment. new hampshire does a good job at it. >> in a regional primary setting intimate house parties with the
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candidates would likely be a thing of the past. unscheduled diner stops and photo ops and vetting that comes with the honest townhall meetings will be replaced with big rallies built on flash over substance. new hampshire is immune to the star power. >> new hampshire voters are coming out to these events because they're doing a civic duty. they trying to vet the candidates, trying to ask tough questions. that's good for the american process. that's good for the other 49 states. >> but to really understand new hampshire's role, you need to go back to what harry reid said. obviously no one has been sworn in after winning new hampshire primary. history shows that primary winner is no lock for the white house. >> you helped remind everyone that politics isn't a game. >> what new hampshire does do along with the other early contest states, is prepare candidates to make their case to the rest of the country.
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>> you made it clear that at this moment in this election, there is something happening in america. >> there is no state like new hampshire. the people of new hampshire are educated and understanding importance of their vote and to have any other state be first in the nation would be a dramatic mistake. >> this now is race between the mainstream and the extreme. >> you cannot buy a vote. they want to see you. >> over the years, new hampshire has seen a lot. which brings us to experience and tradition. secretary of state bill gardner said new hampshire place in process is endured. >> there's a reason why kentucky derby is in kentucky. there's a reason why the rose bowl is where it is. there's a reason why there's different cultural events are where they are. it's the same reason that new
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hampshire has the primary. it's here because its birth is here. >> we are joined now bring the new hampshire members of their respective national parties. steve dupree and cathy. good to see you. talking about the idea regional primaries, lotteries and all kinds of different things. how real is this threat to our place in the process? >> it's very real. up until about 10 or 20 years ago, the republican national committee sat back and let states jockey and bill gardner did a tremendous job threatening other states and really done a superb job. they have the right to control the nominating process. the threat is real because if they decided to do so, they could say, any state that hold the primary before or outside of our approved calendar, any candidate who puts their name on the ballot forfeits the right to be nominated for president.
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i expect we will see that kind of proposal brought forward to our convention. we'll do our best to defeat it. new hampshire isn't about picking the nominee. it's about giving that lesser known, lesser wealth on the candidate a fair shot. if you don't have new hampshire, iowa and south carolina, i think of our 16 candidates could run. >> how important -- obviously there's philosophical differences between it comes to parties. how important is the people in lock step? >> i always tell people when i first came party here years ago he came by my office, he said your most important job is to keep the new hampshire primary for us. that's coming from a former republican governor. he just wanted to make it clear that that is very important and it does cross party lines. we need to work together as best we can to keep new hampshire
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first in the nation. to remind people that we're not trike to pick a president, what we're trying to do to make a level playing field so that all sorts of candidates can come into our state and present their positions and present themselves to the people of new hampshire at the national party level. we have to deal with our national committees and convince them not to do something that would get in the way of new hampshire being the first in the nation primary. on the democratic side, i know going through. we had real threats towards new hampshire. people were saying that new hampshire wasn't diverse enough. what the democratic national committee ended up doing taking four states have them go early, iowa, new hampshire and south carolina -- >> as the case is made, steve how important is it that new hampshire iowa, south carolina and nevada are in lock step and
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talk about the states. >> will say on the republican side, it's three a those that count a lot. we added nervous. given -- we all worked together. there are cousins. we have to make our case. then it would carry over for another 1 1/2 after that. when you're two years out from presidential race, it's over. >> we'll keep our eyes on it. thanks for joining us today. >> i'll be there for you.
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>> winners of new hampshire primary -- on election night, the winners don't always have the most votes. here is political reporter john. talk about the burden that comes with examination -- expectations. >> expectations are a big part of the primary. 1992 bill clinton was in single didn'ts. he ended up finishing second but he did better than second. he came downstairs and proclaimed himself as the comeback kid. many female that he was the one who won the primary >> here's that story. >> for more than half of its 100 year history, the new hampshire primary has been a watershed moment in presidential campaigns by acting to narrow the field.
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some candidates move on after strong showings. those who underperform head home. what is a winner in new hampshire? david is a republican strategickist who's been involved in the campaigns. getting are the most votes doesn't necessarily mean you won. >> it's totally about perception. campaigns try to manipulate that perception. really it's the audience that sets that expectation is the media. >> we in new hampshire -- >> when he witnessed part of the expectations game firsthand. >> i listened to frank mcwits as he convinced george mcgovern. >> he convinced the media that he was the winner of the 1972 primary despied losing to -- despite losing.
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>> twenty years later, i decided that clinton ought to do the same thing >> my recommendation to the campaign, contact them and harass them with my suggestion that clinton come down and claims the same thing. so stations could go live >> to this day, many people still remember clinton as the winner . although paul defeated him. carney was there in the middle of it. >> we have shown it can be done. >> he remembered it as the terrible night. president george h. w. bush lost to the new hampshire primary by winning. beating path bow -- pat buchanan. others showing buchanan slightly ahead. >> he was close during the day. reporters started saying great kids come back forgreatdefeat for the president
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>> but the damage had been done. >> it was like a big story. big upset. national reporters were all writing their stories what a set back this was. >> it brought back memories of 1968 when up start senator of minnesota essentially ended the reelection hopes for president lyndon johnson. mccarthy won by losing to johnson in new hampshire. on the backdrop of the vietnam war, he won by losing. >> campaigns in the political media, you win. it that it's not a big enough when. so you lost. >> two of the names that helped shape the recent primary were candidates that spent tireless hours working in new hampshire to bring back adam sexton talking about bill clinton and john mccain. >> they may have come from different parties.
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a relentless focus on new hampshire voters and what mattered most to them. >> it was hit hard. >> nowhere is the situation worse than in new hampshire. not when will they get better but when will they stop getting worse? >> go up and take a look at all the vacant properties. >> what do you do? they say one thing. >> i think they just woke up little bit too late. >> we were looking for answers. >> bill clinton used nashua, city hall to kick off his campaign. >> i have been governor for 11 years.
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and i think i know what it takes to restore the middle class. >> he never turned away from a person that wanted to shake his hand. >> i was happy when we won. i was fairly young and naive in those days. the national advisors including george stephanopoulos. >> if i had, i didn't tell you. >> i'm going to give you this election back. i will never forget who gave me
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a second chance. i will be there with you until the last dog dies. >> we just needed to be in the hunt. >> the evening is young and we don't know yet what the final talley will be. but i think we know enough to say with some certainty that new hampshire tonight has made it bill clinton the comeback kid. >> we were delirious. >> we stay with him. >> nothing can possibly compare to the 1999-2000 john mccain presidential campaign. >> his name is not well-known but he thinks there's lots of time and the pool of available activists is deep.
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a described him as a man of integrity that may not lead the pack now but could in the end. >> mccain was about 2% in the polls. and governor bush had just swept all of the republican activists. >> the place we could go to have success was with veterans. >> we got good crowds almost immediately at the vfw. >> i want to return the government to back to whom it belongs. the people. >> and there was the town hall meeting. >> they boosted him from nowhere to running neck and that quick george w. bush in new hampshire. >> he never lost faith that he could win. >> what the media says is important. we say character is very important. you have it and we want you.
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>> john mccain is 75% favorable and single-digit unfavorable. i've never seen that. you just don't get that. he was a natural. >> thank you and bless you. >> it was the sweetest of them all. >> we started at three percent. people are willing to look at us and look at me and hear the message.
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the greatest political experience of my life is right here in new hampshire. >> it was such a gradual increase, three to 5% each month. >> there were no lows in that race. >> senator mccain won the 2000 new hampshire primary going away. he says it was before 9/11 before the war, and before he endorsed the controversial troop escalation plan. >> he had a huge staff in washington. >> he laid off over 300 staff. >> it took hitting rock-bottom
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it took his idea of saying we will go back to basics and stop campaigning everywhere else. we need to bring the campaign to new hampshire. >> a few minutes late, senator john mccain almost blended in with the other passengers. >> let's just do townhall meetings. it three to four a day. >> i was skeptical about whether it was going to be effective or not. but it worked. >> ipass the age where i can claim the noun "kid." no matter what adjective precedes it. that tonight we showed them what a comeback looks like.
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>> [inaudible] >> i tell him now that he is still my president. a lot of people in new hampshire feel that way. >> new hampshire voters have been shaping presidential politics for 100 years. >> we went for the gold and we won. >> next, a look back at some of the most iconic moments from the new hampshire primary. ♪ >> the new hampshire primary has evolved from its early days. over the years moments have
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changed the course of campaigns elections, and as a result, the history of presidential politics. >> we got it sort of by default. >> a general eisenhower as a presidential candidate is the arena of the most hotly contested primary in the state's history. >> they just contained the names of those that wanted to be delicate. and next to the name get close to or favorable to. >> [indiscernible] >> the role of the primary -- it was an effort to democratize the process of selecting a president. >> attacking me. attacking my wife. he has proved to be a gutless
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coward. >> more people began to learn about the new hampshire presidential primary. >> is there time? [indiscernible] >> i am paying for this microphone. >> they make up their minds that they are also smart. >> a few of you are trying. just keep it up. >> you have to be able to answer an unsafe question in an unsafe place. >> i have so many opportunities from this country. i just don't want to see us fall backwards. >> the role is to provide the broadest possible opportunity
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for the broadest range of candidates. >> we are going to reclaim our political system. >> supporting environmental restoration. >> it is the sacred duty of the united states of america to defend freedom. >> i can't thank you enough for the love and concern you have shown us. we are on our way because of you. >> i stand alone among all candidates for president. >> i want to remind you of the guy you work with, not the guy that lady walk. >> in the end, our future is tied to people. >> let's take back america. god bless you, new hampshire. >> later today, more of our road to the white house coverage with vermont senator bernie sanders at the university of new hampshire in durham.
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a campaign stop by texas senator ted cruz in manchester earlier today. [applause] ted cruz: thank you very much. god bless the great state of new hampshire. and i will say i am particularly glad to see the snow outside. it's not a new hampshire primary without snowfall. i am thrilled to be here with you. let me say to bill and bob thank you both for leading the team. thank you for your approach to conservative principles. one week ago, we saw an incredible victory in the state of iowa. all the pundits said there was no chance we could win.
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i remember watching the television the night before. on every station, they said crews can't win over and over again. they all predicted someone else was going to win. the one thing they didn't count on was the actual voters. and we saw on monday night, and historic turnout. shattered turnout records. republican turnout in the caucuses rose by 50%. [applause] and by the way, democratic turnout dropped by 30% from 2008. [applause] i am curious. have any of you seen that on the network news? it almost makes you wonder what
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political party the reporters are members of? there's lots of coverage about feeling the bern. which is a great slogan for a sunscreen company. but yet, there turnout is down and our turnout is surging. what we saw in the state of iowa is we saw that old reagan coalition coming back together. conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians and reagan democrats and young people coming together and standing as one. on monday night, we won among conservatives. we won among evangelicals. we won among reagan democrats. we won among young people. that is the coalition it is going to take to win the republican nomination. that is what it will take.
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this is not a typical election. we are bankrupting our kids and grandkids. our constitutional rights are under assault each and every day. america has receded from leadership in the world. for the first time in history, a majority of americans believe kids will have a worse life than we do. 65% has never been the case in the history of this country until right now. this instant. it may be the most un-american idea you can think of. i believe the 2016 election, the singular issue is reigniting the promise of america. [applause]
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getting back to that fundamental ideal that our kids will have a better life than we did. and their kids will have a better life than they did. how do we do that? we do that by getting back to the free market principles of constitutional liberty that built this country. the great thing about eternal truth, they are always true. number one, we bring back jobs and growth and opportunity. [applause] my number one priority is economic growth. because economic growth is foundational to everything else. if you want to turn around unemployment, pay down the national debt, rebuild our military, strengthen and preserve social security and medicare. with growth, we can do that. it without growth, we can't do anything. everyone here understands cause and effect.
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every time we go down the path we are on now, out of control spending and taxes and regulations -- you get what we've got now. misery, stagnation, and malaise. it does not work. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, what do they promise? more taxation, spending, and regulation that will lead to more misery, stagnation, and malaise. two more and more young people with student loans up to their eyeballs, no future, no hope. it is being sapped by the broken political system in washington. we also understand the flip side. every time the government pursues regulatory reform and we pull the boot of washington off of the back of the next of small businesses, the result is incredible economic growth. it was true with calvin
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coolidge, it was true with jfk it was true with ronald reagan. easing the burden's on small business the single most important regulatory reform. we need to repeal every word of obama care. [applause] obama care is the biggest job killer in america. it is hammering small businesses , and we need to pass commonsense health care reform. it keeps government from getting in between us and our doctors. and tax reform. the simplest and best tax reform is we need to pass a simple flat tax. where every american can fill
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out our taxes on a postcard. and when we do that, we should abolish the irs. [applause] you almost get the sense that the irs is not exactly beloved in the live free or die state. the second key to turning this country around is we need to defend our constitutional rights. instead of a federal government that violates the bill of rights, we need a president committed to defending the bill of rights. we need to defend our first amendment rights. our free speech and especially our religious liberty. you won't understand how
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off-track this country is. a catholic charity of nuns who have devoted their lives. the obama administration is litigating against the little sisters and the poor. trying to impose millions of dollars of fines on the sisters under obamacare in order to force the nuns to pay for abortion inducing drugs and others. let me give you all a real simple rule of thumb. if you are litigating against nuns, you probably have done something wrong. [applause] if i'm elected president, the first day in office, i will instruct the department of justice and the irs and every other federal agency that the
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persecution of religious liberty inns today. -- ends today. [yelling] a very nice young man. a very confused fellow with the bernie sanders campaign is yelling. >> look at yourself in the mirror. ted cruz: the very odd thing is that usually lefties don't believe in god. [laughter] [applause] no, it did not. we need to defend the second amendment.
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trying to undermine the second amendment to keep and bear arms. we will resend every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by this president. we need to defend the fourth and fifth amendments. our rights to privacy. how many of you have your cell phones? let me ask you to please leave
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your cell phones on. i want to make sure president obama hears every word we say today. we need to defend the 10th amendment. as president obama calls it, the what? fundamental protection that says the power not given to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people. that means there are certain responsibilities the federal government has that it needs to do well. it needs to defend this nation and defend the national security. we need to rebuild our military and honor the commitments made. we need to fundamentally reform
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the v.a. so that they have a right to choose his or her doctor. and we need to finally secure the borders and and sanctuary cities. there are other areas the federal government has no business sticking its nose. it chief among those is education. when he to repeal every word of common core. the third key to reigniting the promise of america we need to restore america's leadership in the world. for seven years, america has stepped back. we have abandoned and alienated our allies and showed appeasement to the enemies. instead of a president that
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boycotts prime minister netanyahu, imagine america standing unapologetically alongside the nation of israel. we will have a commander in chief that stands up and says to the world, we will defeat radical islamic terrorism. we will have a president willing to utter the words "radical islamic terrorism." and we will not weaken. we will utterly and completely destroy isis. some of you may be thinking, can it happen? can we do it? scripture tells us there is
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nothing new under the sun. where we are today is very much like the late 1970's. the same failed economic policies. the same feckless and naive foreign policies. in fact, the exact same countries -- russia and iran openly laughing at and mocking the president of the united states. why is it that analogy gives us so much hope and optimism? we remember how that story ended. all across this country millions of men and women rose up and became the reagan revolution. and it did not come from washington. washington despised ronald reagan. it came from the american people. it and by the way, it began 36 years ago in the great state of
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new hampshire. and it has turned this country around. why am i so optimistic? why am i so hopeful? because the same thing is happening again. a look on -- all across this country, people are looking up. i am convinced the most long-lasting legacy is going to be a new generation of leaders that stand and fight for liberty , for the constitution and for judeo-christian values that built america. and with that i am happy to answer or dodge any question you like.
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yes, sir. >> [inaudible] ted cruz: thank you for that question. the reason a president can't write that order is that it is contrary to federal law. we have seen barack obama
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ignoring federal law and ruling like a dictator. i will be bound by the constitution and federal law. let me tell you what i think we ought to do about it as i share your concerns. we have seen jobs going overseas to china mexico, all across this country. we need to turn that around. we need a president that stands up against foreign nations which barack obama will not do. i want to highlight the tax plan . it you will find the full details on our website tedcru the details are relevant to your question. a simple flat tax. the first $36,000 you earn you pay nothing. zero payroll tax, nothing. every dollar above $36,000
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everybody pays a simple tax of 10%. no longer do you have hedge fund billionaires paying a lower effective tax rate than their secretaries. it enables everyone to fill out their taxes on a postcard. we have the actual postcard. it you can see exactly what it will look like and it enables us to abolish the irs. on the business side, we eliminate the corporate income tax. we eliminate the obamacare taxes. we eliminate the payroll taxes which is the single biggest tax working men and women pay. and we eliminate the death tax which is cruel for small businesses, farmers, and ranchers. a simple 16% business flax tax.